FY2018 EPS Estimates for Total SA Reduced by Analyst (TOT)

Total SA (NYSE:TOT) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group reduced their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for Total SA in a note issued to investors on Monday. Jefferies Group analyst M. Kofler now expects that the oil and gas exploration company will earn $4.13 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $4.15.

A number of other research firms have also recently issued reports on TOT. Royal Bank Of Canada cut Total SA from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating and issued a $53.00 price objective on shares of Total SA in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Cowen and Company restated a “buy” rating and issued a $58.00 price objective on shares of Total SA in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Scotiabank set a $52.00 target price on Total SA and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, Barclays PLC lowered Total SA from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $50.30 to $57.00 in a research note on Monday, August 21st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $55.40.

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Total SA (NYSE:TOT) traded down $0.24 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $56.33. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,100,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,010,000. Total SA has a 1 year low of $45.05 and a 1 year high of $56.60. The firm has a market capitalization of $142.74 billion, a PE ratio of 14.21, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.26 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a current ratio of 1.47, a quick ratio of 1.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36.

Total SA (NYSE:TOT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.04 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.07 by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $43.04 billion during the quarter. Total SA had a net margin of 4.90% and a return on equity of 9.39%.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Sound Shore Management Inc. CT boosted its position in Total SA by 20.7% during the second quarter. Sound Shore Management Inc. CT now owns 3,871,102 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $191,968,000 after buying an additional 663,620 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA raised its stake in Total SA by 19.4% in the second quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 3,263,793 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $161,851,000 after buying an additional 529,941 shares in the last quarter. Capital World Investors raised its stake in Total SA by 2.3% in the second quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 3,016,497 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $149,588,000 after buying an additional 69,255 shares in the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its stake in shares of Total SA by 12.0% during the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 1,480,198 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $73,405,000 after purchasing an additional 158,455 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Eagle Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Total SA by 2.2% during the second quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,472,468 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $73,019,000 after purchasing an additional 31,880 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 5.30% of the company’s stock.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 19th. Investors of record on Friday, September 22nd were given a $0.7416 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 21st. This is a positive change from Total SA’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.69. This represents a $2.97 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.27%. Total SA’s payout ratio is 53.00%.

Total SA Company Profile

Total SA (Total) is an oil and gas company. The Company has three segments: an Upstream segment, including the activities of the exploration and production of hydrocarbons, and the activities of gas and power; a Refining & Chemicals segment constituting an industrial hub consisting of the activities of refining, petrochemicals and specialty chemicals, and also includes the activities of oil trading and shipping, and a Marketing & Services segment, including the activities of supply and marketing in the field of petroleum products, as well as the activity of New Energies.

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